If Tormod could use Heal Staves as a Fire Sage, maybe. But getting him to third tier with anima magic in Hard Mode is next to impossible, if not that, since he'll surely use up all his tomes by the time he hits even level 8. I got Ilyana up to a Level 8 Thunder Sage, and by then she was only getting 2 EXP apiece, WITH Paragon. Stave EXP does not adjust according to level, which is how I got Laura to 3rd tier.You know, I need to do it now. By following your playing style in hard mode it should be simple, especially when considering battle saves. It would be easier when Paragon is received. I'm sure you could maybe even promote Tormod so he doesn't fall so far behind later on. Maybe. I wonder how hard a Trueblade Edward with Resolve would be in Chapter 3-7.
Dunno about Trueblade Edward. I do know Nolan makes the field a bloody swamp with a Crossbow and Beastfoe though.
Currently at Part 2 Endgame. NFJGHDSGHFDHGJHGJFH is all I have to say on that.